Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) (live album) by 青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba]

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) by 青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba]
(Live album)
Year: 2021
Release date: 2021-05-17
Overall rank: 42,833rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 3 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2021 (539th)
Award Top albums of the 2020s (1,293rd)
Award Best albums of all time (42,833rd)

青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] bestography

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) is ranked 10th best out of 13 albums by 青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by 青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] is qp which is ranked number 3472 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 424.

青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] album bestography « Higher ranked (37,237th) This album (42,833rd) Lower ranked (63,432nd) »
"Gift" At Sogetsu HallLive At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020)Windswept Adan: Concert At Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Upcoming concerts

May
28
Sat
18:00
Flashback Funkfest
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jul
08
Fri
20:00
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Uptown Theater, Kansas City, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jun
24
Fri
20:00
Hollywood Nights
Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 77 (1 vote)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 77 (1 vote)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 77 (1 vote)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 77 (1 vote)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 77 (1 vote)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) rankings

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) collection

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add to collection

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 3 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

N.B. The average rating for this album will not be reliable as it has been rated very few times.

Showing all 3 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
75/100
 Report rating
11/19/2021 09:13 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,93178/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
08/06/2021 09:05 LosWochos  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 29,68975/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
07/29/2021 22:19 Mercury  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,62581/100

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) favourites

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a favourite

Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020) comments

Showing all 1 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
100/100
From 07/29/2021 22:19
(This is a folk album, a live album, its an ICHIKO AOBA performance. It's amazing, obviously.)

Ichiko Aoba is special. Every melody she sings and every string and chord she plays I am almost guaranteed to watch and listen to with deep appreciation and a tear in my eye. Not sure exactly why, but she has that effect on my state of mind. She seems to be that wise and optimistic and soothing someone that can talk you off whatever cliff you may be standing on. And she can do this with just a few elements, usually an acoustic guitar, a keyboard, and the most beautiful, ethereal voice of this generation.

Her live albums have always been like some kind of balm of the soul. This is her most recently released live album of several and the thing about this live record and her previous ones is that they are just as angelic and captivating as her studio records (her studio records are also amazing, the point i'm making here is the live records are events as well.). To listen to this record is to simply exist and feel light and get your head on straight for 50 minutes. The set flows with zero jarring from song to song and improvisational piece to the next with no seams. It's stunning.

The way I am talking about my enjoyment, nay, almost reverence for this musician may make this almost sound like an extremely biased and almost cult-like view. I can understand that if you aren't someone who is familiar with or a fan of Aoba's and you read this you may come away thinking "this mutherfocker is cuckoo". So let me try to, for the remainder of this comment, take the generalized spiritualizing out of the equation and just talk a little (very little) about the music.

The first track and last are improvisational acoustic/piano pieces with some patented Ichiko vocalising. Despite being on the surface quite aimless, they are for me quite engaging and the variety of little timber changes and playfulness with the melodies is fascinating. After the opening improv the album is composed of songs, some (or all for all I know, I don't know each individual track on her studio albums as I haven't heard all of them... will rectify) of which are favorites off her studio releases. They are distinct enough to be distinguishable one from the other, but they all fit within this quite melodious, soft as soft can be atmosphere of friendly and warm conversation. The guitar work is understated but tuneful and fascinating. The star of the show and of all music of all time (i know i know i said i'd keep the hyperbole to a minimum) is her vocals. She has a way of sounding like a creature from another world, like an elf or angel, each note perfect and floating and soothing. It never fails to blow me away how in command of these songs and melodies she is. She sounds EXACTLY as good in her live performance here as she does in last year's stand out studio album "Windswept Adan".

Anyway, this album came out in a time when I can't imagine Aoba doing any wrong musically. It's almost unfair to compare this to any other artist or album due to how invested and onboard I am with her music and how she makes me feel and how big of a fan I have become over the last year. Like, in 2013 or 2014 at the height of my love for The Tallest Man On Earth it was the same, if he had released any live album or studio album almost without fail I would be over in my room weeping with joy and just feeling like the world was one. So, take this hype and effusive love I express and maybe in your mind reduce it by 20-50% and that will maybe be more along the lines of how much you'll love this live folk album. Or, if you are also a lover of Ichiko Aoba's brand of contemporary folk/almost ambient softness, you will have the same feelings I do for this document. Whatever the case may be, even if all you ever listen to is hip hop or metal, I think you should stop for 51 minutes and give this album a listen. It may put you under its spell as well and be a changing moment in your life.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Live At Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020)

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2021
1. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
2. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
3. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
4. Bright Green Field by Squid
5. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
6. Cavalcade by Black Midi
7. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
8. OK Human by Weezer
9. Drunk Tank Pink by Shame
10. The Turning Wheel by Spellling
11. Hey What by Low
12. An Evening With Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic
13. By The Time I Get To Phoenix by Injury Reserve
14. I Don't Live Here Anymore by The War On Drugs
15. Sinner Get Ready by Lingua Ignota
16. To See The Next Part Of The Dream by 파란노을 [Parannoul]
17. Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice
18. Daddy's Home by St. Vincent
19. A Beginner's Mind by Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
20. G_d's Pee At State's End! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Back to Top